UPDATE: Book signing confirmed!!
When: Sunday, March 29, 2009 2-4 p.m.
Where: Peninsula Building Materials Showroom
2490 Charleston Road, Mountain View
The following is an excerpt from Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support & Love. This passage was written by Yoga Bear advisor Jasan Zimmerman. The book is for sale on Amazon.
“Have you urinated yet?”
“Nope. I’ve been trying, but it hasn’t happened yet.”
“If you don’t go by 6 am, we’re going to have to put a catheter in.”
This unpleasant exchange took place shortly after my thyroidectomy, the treatment for my thyroid cancer. I was fifteen, not quite a child, but not quite a man yet either.
After the surgery, I vaguely remember being moved from recovery to the hospital room. My eyelids were still heavy from the anesthesia, feeling like cinder blocks were holding them closed. I could only open my eyes for a split second, enough to take in the surroundings and get a quick snapshot of what was happening.